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Hiroshima

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The Arch 1963 (503b)

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bronze
height 610cm


photo: Rita Boogaart

The figure was originally meant to be a male torso with tensed shoulder-girdle bones forming a sort of arch. I first called the sculpture Large Torso; then I changed it to The Arch. The twisted, knotted strength of oak trees is something of what one wanted this figure to have.

Moore quoted in Henry Moore - Sculpture and Environment, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, New York, 1976, page 462.